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Hope is not just a place – it’s a community. Here at Hope, we want you to grow as a whole person – academically, spiritually and socially.

Where in the world is Hope College?

Holland, Michigan (ranked #2 “Happiest, Healthiest Place to Live in America” by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index) is the perfect place to create your college memories. We’re 2.5 hours from downtown Chicago or Detroit and 10 minutes from the beaches of Lake Michigan. Our campus is steps from a thriving downtown, with restaurants, movie theatres, cafés, shopping, and arts and cultural events.

The Fast Facts of Hope College

Best Liberal Arts College
in Michigan


Research and
Creative Project

U.S. News and World Report

Best Liberal Arts
Colleges in the
United States

Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education

approximately3,200 students from 36 states and 29 countries

11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
(and every single class is taught by a professor)

First-Year Students: Fall 2021

GPA (middle 50%)  3.7-4.0
ACT (middle 50%)  25-30
SAT (middle 50%)  1120-1320
Acceptance rate  83.7%
90+ fields of study and programs
11 residence halls
22 intercollegiate varsity sports
35k+ worldwide alumni
80 clubs and organizations
120 acres of campus

1866 Although officially chartered in 1866, Hope College began its journey in October 1851 with the creation of the Holland colony’s Pioneer School. The first freshman class of 10 students matriculated in 1862, and the first commencement took place on July 17, 1866.

Life After Hope Leads to Success

  • Employed
  • Graduate school
  • Continuing education
  • Seeking – Not employed or in graduate school
  • Voluntary service or military
  • Not employed, not seeking

Percentages exceed 100% because survey responders could select multiple responses.
Above information is taken from our Class of 2021 Graduate Report.
For more information on our recent graduates, visit hope.edu/gradreport

Recent Employers
  • Atomic Object
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Deloitte
  • Duke University Health System
  • General Motors Company
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
  • Holland Public Schools
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • L.L. Bean
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Meijer Inc.
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Our Daily Bread Ministries
  • Plante Moran
  • Red Wing Shoe Company
  • Reformed Church in America
  • Shutterfly LLC
  • Spectrum Health Beaumont
  • Steelcase
  • Stryker Corporation
  • United States Air Force
  • Yanfeng